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Mayor Walsh joins Boston couples celebrating 50 years of marriage and more

December 5, 2014

Mayor's Office

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On Monday, December 8th, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Commission on Affairs of the Elderly will honor 75 couples that have been married for 50 years or more. These couples have been invited to a special luncheon at the Taj Boston Hotel from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Taj Boston is located in a historic, 87 year old building that has always been known for its classic style and award winning service. The Taj is home to a prized collection of art and antiques on display throughout the hotel. The luncheon is being served in the legendary Dining Room. The Dining Room is styled with Czechoslovakian cobalt blue and crystal chandeliers, gilded columns and richly draped window views of the Public Garden and Newbury Street. The Dining Room decoration was inspired by the dining room of King Ludvig I of Bavaria.

The anniversary couples will be treated to appetizers while they wait for their professional photo to be taken. Then they will be ushered into the dining space for a formal toast by Mayor Walsh. The longest married couple, married for 72 years, will then be asked to step forward to cut the tiered wedding cake. They will be served a three course meal and invited to dance the day away to “Four Guys in Tuxes.”  “Four Guys in Tuxes” has been providing live music to weddings all over New England for over 30 years. It is led by Berklee College of Music professor G. Andrew Maness. Upon their departure, guests will be gifted a set of engraved champagne flutes.

“Here I am in my first year as Mayor and these folks are celebrating 50 years of marriage and more,” said Mayor Walsh. “I am honored just to be in their presence.  To be connected and supported by one person for that many years is one of life’s greatest achievements.”  

“We are pleased that such a milestone celebration is happening here at the Taj Boston,” said General Manager Karambir Kang. “Our team has been preparing a congratulatory culinary experience to commemorate the couples and we look forward to welcoming them to our historic venue.”